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Misleading, Deceptive and Bankrupt: The Second Reading Speech on the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No 1) 2011

Brent Fisse
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Overview

The Second Reading Speech on the Competition and Consumer Amendment Bill (No 1) 2011 ('CCA Bill') in the Senate on 18 August 2011 by Senator Jacinta Collins repeats the Second Reading Speech in the House of Representatives on 24 March 2011 by the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, MP. This Second Reading Speech is pervaded by misrepresentations and half-truths, as documented in the annotations below. Such attempts by the Government to justify this widely-criticised legislation are propaganda and should fool no one. The CCA Bill represents international worst practice in the area of collusion and facilitating practices. It should be withdrawn. [footnotes omitted]

 

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